Whilst the primary aim of the Onward Project is to publish a photograph of everyone who served, we have also undertaken to publish the best quality images we can obtain. This desire for quality is offset by the simple fact that the largest single resource for portrait photographs is the pictorial spreads published in the weekly newspapers of the day. Papers such as the Otago Witness and Auckland Weekly News published thousands of images. Many of these are of poor quality, and printed on wartime-quality paper.
11/38 Tpr R W Dalrymple.
Original print (left), Auckland Weekly News 16/9/1915 (right)
We need your support to make the Onward Project a lasting legacy to the men and women of the 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force. If you have any photographs of these men and women, and can provide them for publication to the Onward Project team, we would be pleased to receive them.
Most scanning software will have resolution options - select 600dpi wherever possible
Full-length portraits need to be as large as possible, as we have to crop them to just the upper torso
Check the resolution of any .jpg image by right-clicking on the file, and selecting properties and then the 'Details' tab. The resolution is under the Image section
Don't be afraid of large files - unless you're on dial-up!
The most common problem we encounter is images scanned for on-screen viewing only i.e 72dpi (PC) or 96dpi (Mac). This is too small for the Onward Project, so please endeavour to rescan at the highest resolution you can.
Don't send images via SkyDrive or Picasa. These applications have settings which can automatically image sizes for emailing. Just attach the files to a basic email and send..
Contact us if you're unsure what we are looking for, we can offer any technical assistance required. Drop us your phone number and we can call you, if necessary - we appreciate that image scanning is not always easily understood!
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